Advertised Employing Department: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Administration
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking to fill the Director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation.
The Director will be responsible for providing vision, leadership and management for the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation by maintaining and enhancing the university's leadership role in agricultural law. Director reports to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and serves at the pleasure of the Dean. The incumbent will develop and conduct strong extension/outreach programs, undergraduate teaching and applied research. The incumbent must possess or (demonstrate the capacity to develop) state and/or national leadership in agricultural law or taxation.
The Director holds a faculty position in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Leonard Dolezal Professorship in Agricultural Law and is responsible for generating revenue through fee-based workshops and online subscription service to support the activities of the Center.
Additional responsibilities include developing a vigorous and nationally recognized extension and outreach program based on applied research to provide knowledge-based information to agricultural constituencies in one or more of the following areas of law: business organization and structure, estate planning, property rights, environmental and water quality law, agricultural contracts, regulatory and compliance law, labor law, or federal, state or local taxation.
Extension/outreach activities include organizing and presenting workshops and regional and local meetings; writing for newsletters, extension publications and farm media; developing educational materials for classroom, distance education, and extension education programs, and working in partnership with on-campus and ISU Extension and outreach field personnel to provide educational programs and materials for people of Iowa. Providing continuing education to attorney's and tax preparers is expected from the Center.
The successful candidate will be an expert agricultural law resource for university faculty and contribute to the professional development of extension field staff in areas related to agricultural law. Additionally, the ability to teach, conduct research, and provide extension and outreach in one or more of the areas listed above and demonstrated scholarship through teaching, research, and extension activities consistent with a tenured or tenure-track, or adjunct position in one of the College's academic departments.
Required Education and Experience:
For consideration at the assistant professor or adjunct assistant professor level, a juris doctorate and a master's degree in a discipline supportive of the job responsibilities.
For consideration at the adjunct associate/full professor level, in addition to the above, the candidate must have experience teaching credit or continuing education courses to meet university and department standards appropriate to the rank.
For consideration at the associate or full professor level, in addition to the above, the candidate must meet university and department standards for appointment to the rank and for tenure; in addition, a record of scholarship commensurate with the rank and evidence of demonstrated leadership in his/her field with appropriate publications/journal articles, legal opinions, etc.; for full professor in addition to the above, strong national and international scholarly reputation.
Preferred Education and Experience:
A PhD in a discipline supportive of the job responsibilities.
Experience in Midwest agriculture.
State and/or national leadership in agricultural law or taxation.
Demonstrated academic or similar experience.
Position may be hired at any of the following faculty ranks: non-tenure eligible adjunct assistant, associate or full professor or tenure-track assistant, associate, full professor.
Faculty rank department or tenure home must be in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Director position is a five-year term appointment renewable in the fourth year.
Director serves at the pleasure of the dean.
The guaranteed consideration date has been updated and the review of applications will begin October 31, 2016 however the position will be open until filled.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,0...00, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.